Faded Rose

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Stretched too tight
Over tired hips
And faded lips
Bleeding crimson
Into pursed lines

Peroxide blonde
Faded to brass
Blows like straw
In winter’s maw
Threadbare tapestry
Of make-believe

Mascara laden
Heavy lids
Too much TV
Don’t want to see
The fresh faced young
Embracing life

Another drink
Another smoke
Tears tired eyes
The mirror lies
She looks away
He loved her once

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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40 Responses to Faded Rose

  1. This tugs at the heart strings, Sue.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    This is so very sad Sue. I have to say it is a beautiful poem, you will touch all who read it . We have all seen her.πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  3. Sadje says:

    A poignant poem Sue. How are you doing? Hugs.


  4. No doubt expert psychologists would have some profound and highly confusing and improbable explanation, but your observation is the one I’d go for, so simple and perceptive.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. V.M.Sang says:

    Such a sad poem, Sue. But it is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. jenanita01 says:

    Once is such a sad word… Glad to see you’re posting, Sue!


  7. Mary Smith says:

    A beautiful, if heart breaking, poem, Sue.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. A lovely poem Sue, albeit sad.
    Hope you are having a ‘good’ day.


  9. memadtwo says:

    It’s so hard for women to get old gracefully in a world where youth is worshiped. This is a sad story too often repeated. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Solid imagery. Heavy feeling, but exquisite


  11. Not easy at all. This is a sad one, Sue.


  12. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful and haunting Sue – like a faded old movie star. ❀


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